As of early 2018 the US National Library of Medicine listed more than 29,500 research-based publications on the use and efficacy of marijuana.

You may explore them yourself at, by using marijuana as your search term.  Some of these, and other articles, can be found below.

Cannabis 101


Step-By-Step Dosage Programs  How to Use Cannabis to Reduce and or Replace Opioids

Dustin Sulak, D.O. is a renowned integrative medicine physician based in Maine, whose practice balances the principles of osteopathy, mind-body medicine and medical cannabis. Regarded as an expert on medical cannabis nationally, Dr. Sulak educates medical providers and patients on its clinical use.

Green Flower

The World’s Largest Video Network of Trusted Cannabis Knowledge.

Get Instant Access to 100’s of the Most Informative and Entertaining Cannabis Content Featuring the World’s Top Cannabis Expert.


They have over 4,000 pages of quality medical advice and information, hundreds of retailers, brands, products, medical professionals and other experts.

They are constantly adding fresh, new content.    https:/


Leafly is the largest cannabis website in the world, with over 15 million monthly visitors and 40 million page views across its website and mobile applications.

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Compounds in Cannabis Impacting Wellness


Zelira Therapeutics

Zelira Therapeutics Ltd (formerly Zelda Therapeutics founded by frequent RMMC presenter Mara Gordon and Zeliratx’s advisory board member Advisory Board/ ) is a leading global therapeutic medicinal cannabis company with access to the world’s largest and fastest growing cannabis markets.

We believe that by investing in rigorous research and clinical trials we can generate significant value for all stakeholders as the world re-acquaints itself with this ancient medicine.

 The company is developing medicinal cannabis therapies in collaboration with a number of key international leaders and research organizations.
Zelira Therapeutics has exclusive access to comprehensive patient data that has demonstrated therapeutic success using cannabinoid-based treatments and has leveraged this to commence pre-clinical research in breast, brain and pancreatic cancer and will commence human clinical trials in 2017 on a number of other disorders including insomnia and dermatological conditions such as eczema.

California Laws Regarding Medical Marijuana –  2018 California Cannabis Legalization Launch Guide – GreenState – The Canna Law Blog is a forum for discussion about the practical aspects of cannabis law and how it impacts those involved in this growing industry. – Latest News from California – The Medical Board of California – The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is a national advocacy leader of drug law reform that is grounded in science, compassion, health, and human rights

Obtaining a Medical Marijuana Recommendation/Card

Purchasing any form of marijuana in California’s dispensaries before January 1, 2018 requires a doctor’s recommendation in the form of a letter or a card. Your primary care physician, or any physician, can give you such a recommendation. However, many physicians are still reluctant to do so because they may know little about the potential benefits of cannabis or about the specialized paperwork it requires.

They may also be concerned about sanctions potentially imposed by the federal government if their organization receives federal funding. If your physician is unwilling to provide a recommendation for you, you can obtain a card from a variety of on-line sources. Several of these are listed below.

Once you have obtained a doctor’s recommendation you may visit a dispensary (also listed below) where a wide range of products, both psychoactive and non-psychoactive, are available. Dispensary employees are trained to provide information on the various products and to make suggestions. However, their primary role is to sell products and they usually do not have medical training.

To get more personal guidance we believe you may find it most helpful and more cost effective in the long run to get your recommendation from a medical practitioner who specializes in cannabis treatment (some local ones are listed below). While you will pay more initially to get a card from these practitioners, they will work with you, including follow-up visits, to find the best products and optimal dosing to meet your personal medical needs.

Online Sources of Medical Marijuana Cards/Recommendations

California NORML
This organization is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to reforming California’s marijuana laws.

It is the only state organization devoted specifically to marijuana reform for consumers. Their website contains a vast array of helpful information on medical marijuana, including consumer health advice, and sponsor scientific research.

Their website also provides sources of physicians and medical marijuana cards.

Green Flower Media
Your definitive online source for cannabis education and courses.

They will ask you to fill out basic medical information and to upload a photo and a scan of your driver’s license. You will then have a video chat with a physician who will tell you what products may be most suitable for your symptoms. Your card will be mailed to you.

(This site may not be supported at all dispensaries.)

United Patients Group
The ‘first stop’ for patients and medical professionals for Medical Marijuana Treatments and Cannabis Information. Be Informed. Be Well.

Medical Practitioners Whom Club Members Have Found Helpful

Eloise Theisen, AGPCNP-BC

Eloise is a certified geriatric nurse practitioner specializing in cannabis therapy. Prior to her work in cannabis, she was employed in Oncology at John Muir for over 15 years helping patients treating various forms of cancer and managing the side effects of chemotherapy.

Eloise also has experience helping patients who are suffering from epilepsy, chronic pain, ALS, sleep disorders, dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia, and various auto-immune diseases. Today, she is the Chief Visionary Officer of Radicle Health, a professional cannabis organization dedicated to providing medical and educational cannabis services.

Radicle Health Clinician Network / Radicle Health   |  925-357-8316
2815 Mitchell Dr, Ste. 119, Walnut Creek, CA 94595  |

Frank Lucido, MD

Dr. Lucido has been serving the East Bay community since 1979. While trained and certified in the practice of conventional medicine, he respects the benefits available from alternative therapies, and works well with other practitioners of your choice.

Since passage of the 1996 Compassionate Use Act (“Prop 215”), Dr. Lucido has also been performing Medical Cannabis Consultations and has been described by the SF Chronicle as one of the world’s foremost medical cannabis experts.

He has been assisting patients with medical cannabis since 1996.

2300 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA510.848.0958  |

Laurie Vollen, MD

Board Certified physician in Clinical Medicine and Preventive Care. Over 18 years’ experience guiding patients towards safe and effective use of medical marijuana. She sees patients at her office in Albany, California, providing comprehensive services to patients who want to harness the medicinal components of cannabis.

Her services include treatment plans, cancer consultations, medical marijuana recommendations, and medication management. Her website has valuable educational tools in the Resource section.

Naturally Healing MD:
1201 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707 |  Phone: 510. 550-7500  |


All dispensaries listed are licensed under the State of California  Bureau of Cannabis Control Regulations

Berkeley Patients Group – has been a model dispensary for well over a decade. BPG gives away free medicines to the most needy each month.
2366 San Pablo Avenue  |  510.540.6013  |

Harborside Health Center  – 1840 Embarcadero, Oakland. Offers 15% discount to those over 65.

Same day delivery to Rossmoor.
888.994.2726  |

Magnolia Wellness Center  – 161 Adeline Street (SW corner of 3rd & Adeline), Oakland. Open 7 days a week from 9 am to 8 pm.
510.628.2113  |  Express orders 510.628.2119  |

OHANA  – Ohana Cannabis Co. is Emeryville’s first Dispensary with an Onsite Consumption Lounge and FREE Delivery providing Bay Area residents and visitors an unmatched Cannabis Therapy experience! Our 5,000 sq ft. showroom and lounge have a cannabis cocktail bar and vape room designed to educate customers about the power of cannabis dosage for recreational & medical purposes.
We also offer Cannabis Nutrition education, Cannabis Massage, free snacks, coffee, and more!
5745 Peladeau St, Emeryville, CA 94608  |  510-925-1266
Daily 8 am to 10 pm |  Delivery to Rossmoor & across the Bay Area

Velvet  –  First Cannabis Dispensary In Central Contra Costa
4808 Sunrise Drive, Suite A,  Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 222-5044   |   Open Daily 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Get 10% Senior Discount Every Day and 15% on Tuesday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm   |    Order Products Online for Pick Up

Founded by two Walnut Creek natives who are passionate about cannabis and the good it can do. VELVET is a truly unique space – clean and comfortable, staffed by experts with an edge, and a reliable menu of world-class cannabis.

Delivery Services

All delivery services listed are licensed under the State of California  Bureau of Cannabis Control Regulations

SHOOT THE MOON – Premium Cannabis Delivery

10 AM – 9 PM  Same-Day / Everyday Delivery to Rossmoor
$20 OFF DISCOUNT: ROSS20.  Cash & ACH payments.
Order:   |   (925) 864-4743   |

GO|ERBA Cannabis Delivery

Free Delivery – 7 days a week 10 am – 9 pm

25% OFF Senior Discount Everyday with code: ROSSMOOR25
Cash and Debit Cards Accepted

GO ERBA is a local family owned & operated delivery service offering high quality products at the best prices in the East Bay Tri-Valley! GO ERBA is the only delivery service that transports orders in clean, discreet, climate-controlled vans to ensure the best quality, safety, and privacy of our customers. Our staff is professional, friendly & ready to help! Fast same day & next day delivery available to Rossmoor.  Order: or (833) 446-3722

Harborside Health Center
1840 Embarcadero, Oakland. Offers 15% discount to those over 65. Same day delivery to Rossmoor.
888.994.2726  |

Healing Essence
Healing Essence offers only the purest, full spectrum CBD products. Based in Marin County and specializing in hand-crafted, organically grown, full spectrum CBD infusions, specifically formulated to naturally contain less than 0.3% THC. Now shipping a distinctive line of highly absorbable, sesame oil CBD infusions directly to 47 US states.

Healing Essence is offering the Rossmoor Community a 15% discount on purchases through June 21, 2021. Discount code: ‘rossmoor-summer’ can be applied at checkout.

Marygold Delivery Service – Artisanal Organic Cannabis delivered straight to your door. Same day delivery.
925.979.5119  |

MedicalKush Collective – Delivering Medical Goodness. 10% senior discount, 10% veteran discount, 15% terminal illness discount.  Same day professional, fast and discreet deliveries to Rossmoor. 925.322.0009 |

Ohana Delivery   Free delivery with a $60 purchase.  Senior Discounts.
www.OHANA Delivery

Sava – Sava is the premier marketplace for high-quality, cannabis topicals, tinctures, edibles, concentrates, and flowers available for  delivery in the San Francisco Bay Area including Rossmoor.
415-993-9973 /  10 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday.  |